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LAFAYETTE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
3675 Mt. Diablo Boulevard #210
Lafayette, CA 94549
TEL (925) 284-1976
FAX (925) 284-1122

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT
3685 Mt. Diablo Boulevard #120
Lafayette, CA 94549
TEL (925) 299-0263
FAX (925) 646-4108

PLANNING COUNTER HOURS
SEE COVID-19 UPDATE BELOW
BUILDING COUNTER HOURS
SEE COVID-19 UPDATE BELOW

 UPDATE DURING THE COVID-19 SHELTER-AT-HOME ORDER

  • The City Offices,including the Planning Counter, are closed through the duration of the Shelter-in-Place Order.  You can find self-service information including zoning, application forms, and staff contact information on this web site. Answers to frequently asked questions regarding application and permit processing during the Planning office closure are here

  • A Planner will be on-duty at our Virtual Planning Counter, Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:00 PM.  Click this link to connect with a Planner in real time via Zoom: https://bit.ly/2WkgHcv  or join by telephone at (669) 900-9128 with meeting ID: 880 8067 2124.

  • Planning staff continues to work remotely answering public inquiries, processing applications, preparing long range planning studies, submitting mandated reporting information to the state, and additional administrative tasks.  The best way to communication with staff is to send an email directly to your project planner, or to planner@lovelafayette.org for general inquiries. 

  • All public meetings, including Planning Commission, Design Review Commission and Zoning Administrator, will be held over Zoom teleconferencing and streamed live to the Love Lafayette YouTube .  Visit the Planning COVID-19 Closure FAQ page to learn more about submitting public comment.

  • Contra Costa County Building Inspection Department (CCCBID) has closed its facilities to the public, but staff continues to work remotely.  For more information please visit the CCCBID web page here. For information regarding construction safety protocols under the current Shelter In Place Order please click here. 

The Planning & Building Department provides current and future physical planning for the community consistent with the City's General Plan and Zoning Code, and the policy direction of the City Council. The General Plan sets forth the community's vision for long-term physical form and development, quality of life and community values. Strong emphasis is placed on physical preservation of neighborhoods, revitalization and enhancement of the downtown commercial area with respect for the community's semi-rural residential character, and the overall service needs of and vitality of the City's economic base.  The Zoning Code contains land use regulations that implement General Plan policies. The Department processes development applications, administers the City's Zoning Code, and provides technical and administrative support to the Planning and Design Review Commissions. The Planning & Building Department also assures that development is in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and all applicable State and local codes and ordinances.  Enforcement of the Zoning Code is handled by Code Enforcement. The City contracts with Contra Costa County for building inspection services.

The Planning & Building Department prides itself on providing excellent customer service.  In an effort to help us measure the quality of service provided, please take a moment to fill-out our customer satisfaction survey

Work Plan:

    StaffTitleDepartmentsPhoneEmail
    Allen, SarahSenior PlannerPlanning & Building(925) 299-3208sallen@lovelafayette.org
    Erickson, Melanie Planning TechnicianPlanning & Building(925) 299-3207merickson@lovelafayette.org
    Fox, Jonathan E.Assistant PlannerPlanning & Building(925) 299-3242jfox@lovelafayette.org
    Martin, Lisa A.Department AssistantPlanning & Building(925) 299-3201lmartin@lovelafayette.org
    Robles, RenataAssociate PlannerPlanning & Building(925) 299-3202rrobles@lovelafayette.org
    Tran, NancySenior PlannerPlanning & Building(925) 299-3219ntran@lovelafayette.org
    Wolff, GregPlanning DirectorPlanning & Building(925) 299-3204gwolff@lovelafayette.org